The love affair between the anti-gay Christian right and Vladimir Putin continues. Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, went on ABC News on Sunday and praised Putin’s anti-gay crusade as him doing the right thing for Russia, as though the right thing for Russia was different than the right thing for America.
Speaking to ABC News on Sunday, Graham doubled down on his praise of the Russian president.
“Putin is going to do what’s right for Russia, and not what’s right for America, but for Russia,” he opined. “We used to have a president in this country that did what’s right for this country, but we don’t seem to have that right now.”
“Putin is going to make these decisions that he thinks is best for the Russian people, and he thinks that taking advantage of children — exploiting children — is wrong for any group so they passed a law,” Graham added. “So, I do agree with him.”
And is there any doubt that Graham would support the same law in the U.S. if he thought it had any chance of passing? The Christian right is so smitten with Putin over this precisely because he can push through an agenda they no longer can here.